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All written by F**k It founders and authors, John C. Parkin and Gaia Pollini.

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The Top 3 Effects of Stress

The Top 3 Effects of Stress

As you shake off the stress of the week, here's a little reminder of the effects of stress and why it's worth trying to experience less in the first place. We’ve called this ‘the top 3 effects of stress’ as if it’s something you’d like, something that it would be...

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Prepare to Laugh your Socks Off

Prepare to Laugh your Socks Off

Oh my, if you haven't seen this clip already, you must... CRINGEY HILARIOUS BBC LIVE INTERVIEW CLIP I watched it several times yesterday, cringing and giggling. Then when Leone (one of our sons) woke up and told me to watch this video with these kids, blah blah, I...

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Are You Mentally Well?

Are You Mentally Well?

Mental health is talked about a lot more than it used to be. Celebrities will now talk about depression and mental health issues in a way that they wouldn't have before. Who is in that photo? This boy became a famous and much-loved man who's been very open about his...

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Dealing with Trump Anxiety, Part 1

Dealing with Trump Anxiety, Part 1

Whoah, we’re only 2 weeks in. How are you feeling? Every day, every news item, every tweet, every Facebook feed brings something more to feel scared and anxious about. And, let’s not kid ourselves – these are dangerous times. Most of us are observing that and feeling...

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Nico Rosberg’s F**k It Moment

Nico Rosberg’s F**k It Moment

So Nico Rosberg has retired from Formula 1 - just 5 days after becoming world champion. It was a shock to most people. And I listened carefully to what he said when he announced it - "I've decided to follow my heart and that's what my heart tells me." And... "It just...

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Is Donald Trump a Positive Pig?

Is Donald Trump a Positive Pig?

I've been thinking a lot about positivity recently. And about Mr. Trump (like we all have). And whatever you think of him, you have to take your (baseball) hat off to him for his optimism and self-confidence. It seems that nothing could knock that man, or dent his...

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Are You Stupid?

Are You Stupid?

Yesterday, I was doing the washing-up after dinner and picked up (and washed) the lid of an ice-cream carton (you know what a gooey mess that can be), as I thought it was finished and I could then drop it into the plastic recycling. Twenty minutes later, as I'm...

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Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

I’ve always had a bit of a problem with the concept of postcards. As well as the somewhat insincere sentiment of ‘Wish You Were Here’… (to which the just response should be ‘Well Why the F**k Didn’t You Ask Me To Come In The First Place Then, Eh?’), what’s with our...

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Four Words to Help You Live to 93

Four Words to Help You Live to 93

This is the second blog post in the series of How to Do What You Love (and how important it is). This little documentary film is based on the Four-Word-Advice that a 93-year-old gave to the protagonist when he was younger. YOU JUST HAVE TO WATCH THIS FILM - (it’s...

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Hate Your Job? You’re Not Alone

Hate Your Job? You’re Not Alone

A recent Gallup poll showed that only 30% of the workforce in the U.S. like their job - ‘like’ defined as being ‘engaged’ and ‘enthusiastic.’ So that means 70% weren’t engaged – ie. not enjoying their jobs. And how long do we all spend working? YIKES! In our latest...

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How to Meditate Anywhere

How to Meditate Anywhere

I'm waiting in the queue for a teacher at one of our boys' school's parents' evening. 40 minutes so far and counting (it'll be at least another 40 mins I reckon). I use the word 'queue' (very) lightly too as we are in Italy, where you arrive at a 'queue' and have to...

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How F**k It Helps with Stress & Anxiety

How F**k It Helps with Stress & Anxiety

Here’s a truism that may not surprise you – You tend not to get stressed about things you don’t care about. - You wouldn’t get anxious about an interview if you didn’t care whether you got the job. - You wouldn’t stress about being late for an appointment if you...

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F**k It For Couples

F**k It For Couples

Here we are, your F**k It Guides, with some F**k It tips for couples. (Not, as some of you might have misread that - ‘F**kin’ for Couples’). This is a very personal take.  This is what works for us, John & Gaia.  We don’t have the ‘perfect relationship’ as some...

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